Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, playwright, and actress Mara Wilson for a discussion of her memoir, WHERE AM I NOW?: TRUE STORIES OF GIRLHOOD AND ACCIDENTAL FAME.
A former child star best known for her lead roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson is the grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.